Experts Say

The Challenge of Modernizing Nuclear Weapons

The Daily Signal
June 12, 2017
By Michaela Dodge

The Senate Armed Services Committee hosted a hearing last week on defense nuclear acquisition programs and doctrine. Gen. Robin Rand, commander of the Air Force Global Strike Command, offered a robust defense of the United States’ follow-on intercontinental ballistic missile. He argued that extending the life of the currently deployed Minuteman III ICBMs would not be cheaper than building a follow-on ICBM.
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